AL Industry News

Assisted Living … The Joy of Being a Nurse!

by LuAnne Leistner MS, RN “Tis the Season to be Jolly!” How many times have each of us heard this familiar phrase during the holiday season? It is refreshing to hear and certainly brings a smile to my face each time. Living and enjoying each moment in the present is experiencing life but consider this … [Read more]

CDC Unveils Flu Toolkit for Long-Term Care Providers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a long-term care toolkit with resources for senior living communities to provide access to flu vaccines for their workforce. It’s also designed to help employers in long-term care understand the importance of the flu vaccine for employees. The toolkit was developed by the Health and Human … [Read more]

Four Issues that will Determine the Future of Assisted Living

Four issues will determine what the future of assisted living will look like, according to participants in a recent round table sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL). Those issues include: Personnel. Data. State regulations. Affordability. “The Future of Assisted Living: Consumer Preferences and the Era of Healthcare Reform,” took place in October and … [Read more]

Congratulations to the 2014 Ethel Mitty Scholarship Recipient

The 2014 Ethel Mitty Scholarship was awarded to Sandi Flores, RN, C-AL, at the 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Sandi has dedicated the majority of her nursing career to assisted living, with over 25 year of experience in assisted living. As one of the founders of AALNA, Sandi has made it her goal to … [Read more]

FREE Newsletter from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The … [Read more]